January 14, 2014

Tilachi ladoo recipe - sesame seeds laddu recipe - how to make ellina unde - ladoo recipe

Wishing you all a Very Happy and Prosperous Makar Sankranti and Pongal

Til or sesame seeds or ellina ladoo recipe - Today on the auspicious day of Makar Sankaranti and Pongal, I am posting tilachi ladu recipe. Tilachi Ladu is one of the favorite traditional sweets prepared during  Makar Sankranti festival. What I like most in this ladu is its crunch and softness. These two in one texture is what made this ladu unique and different from all other ladus. This ladu is prepared with few ingredients and among them sesame seed is the basic one. Ground nut powder and coconut turns this ladu soft, whereas  sesame seeds make it crunchy. During sankranti sweet prepared out of  sesame and jaggery or sugar such as  tilachi vadi, tilachi ladu and tilgul are distributed among friends and relatives. In Maharashtra, puran poli and ground nut poli are also popular on this festival. 

ladoos in a plate
Tilachi ladoo recipe.

Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Makes 20 ladoos.

1  heaped cup of sesame seeds / til, roasted
1/2 cup ground nut coarse powder / danyachi koot
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut, roasted
3/4 cup of jaggery 
7- 8 cardamoms, powdered

ingredients to make tilachi ladoo

Tilachi ladoo recipe
  • Roast the sesame seeds in a pan till all the seeds crackle nicely. Transfer to a plate and allow it to cool. 
  • Roast the ground nuts for 3-4 minutes and remove from the pan and allow to cool. Once the ground nut cools, remove the husks and grind into a coarse powder. 
  • Dry roast the grated fresh coconut  till aromatic and keep aside to cool.
  • Now mix together the roasted sesame seeds,  ground nut coarse powder and roasted coconut.  
  • Heat a pan and add jaggery to it. When the jaggery melts, add the sesame seeds, groundnut powder and  roasted coconut and stir continuously till the mixture dries up and become a lump. 
  • Once the mixture turns to lump, remove from the flame and add cardamom powder to it.  Mix and keep it aside. 
  • When the mixture becomes warm, make small sized laddus from it. When the laddus comes to normal temperature, store them in an airtight container. Tilachi ladoo can be stored for about 15 days. 

  1. When the mixture becomes cold, it becomes very solid  and you can't make ladu from it.  Then warm up the mixture keeping it on low flame and make ladu.
  2. Do not store the warm ladus in an airtight container. Let it comes to room temperature. 

prepared tilachi ladoo


  1. Fantastic til ladoos. Would love to pick up few and munch those rite now...:)

  2. yummy ladoos, love it!!!

  3. Wonderfully shaped tillseed balls.Good one.Yummy.

  4. Love cute little ladoos...

  5. nice ladoo vidya ..Happy Makarsankranti to you ..til gul ghya ani goad goad bola

  6. fantastic til ladoo :) looks very tempting !!

  7. very cool..wonderfully done..keep rocking Vidya...


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